Doctors Can End Baby’s Life 'With Only Weeks to Live', Judge Rules


(The Guardian) – Doctors can withdraw life-support treatment from an eight-month-old baby whose heart failed to develop properly despite her parents’ objections, a high court judge has ruled.

Ms Justice Russell concluded that stopping “invasive” treatment would be in the baby’s best interests. Specialists had predicted that the little girl had weeks to live. The judge said it was entirely understandable that the girl’s parents wanted her to live for as long as possible.

She made the ruling after analysing the case at a private hearing in the family division of the high court in London earlier this month. The family involved could not be identified. CONTINUE